(Closed) Married Bees…if you could go back and re-do your registry…

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 33
625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I love to cook so my Caphlon set was a big ticket item that my bm’s all went in on to get me and i used it every day! (well every day that i cook so i would say 5 out of 7 nights!) I initially registered for some fancy bedding but when i didn’t get i got a basic bed in a bag and my reason? because i like to get new bedding all the time so if someone spent a ton of $ on it and i only put it out for a year and then got a new one… i would feel bad. i registered for things i know i would use and for things i know i wouldn’t buy myself… a 400 kitchen aid mixer? i wouldn’t spend that kind of money but I LOVE IT and even if its in our closet right now… when we buy a house that baby is going on display! and it came in SO handy last christmas with all the baking i do ๐Ÿ™‚ i didn’t register for fine china, i knew some day i would be getting my moms crystal… so i registered for correll and i love it! it is so durable! and i got enought for a place setting of 12 ๐Ÿ™‚ i didn’t register for wine glasses because i had enough of those and the only frames i did register for matched our toasting flutes. but we did get a beautiful vera wang frame that while i loved it i couldn’t bring myself to keep a 100 frame.. so returned it and got something else.

Post # 34
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My perspective when registering is that I wanted to register for stuff that I would keep and use for years to come. i focused on classic, quality items that I know will get used, and then we threw in a few lower-priced items to accommodate guests. I loved nearly everything we got. Also, after I registered in store, I went online and read all the reviews and did comparisons and we ended up changing a number of items based on the reviews. Also, we did want cash gifts instead of things we wouldn’t use, so after our showers, we took off everything but the stuff we really, really wanted and people ended up giving us cash and gift cards, which we appreciated since we were getting ready to move.

Post # 35
5285 posts
Bee Keeper

This is a very helpful post! I need to keep up on this one as I was just about to ask the same question the original poster asked!

Post # 36
11533 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Sorry it took me so long to come back to tell this story. 

So, I had this lovely, two-quart, Calphalon saucepan and was so excited to finally use it! 

Even after the “Great Lenox Metalware Debacle” (described in my comment above), it NEVER even occurred to me that a pot or pan should NOT be placed in a dishwasher. Not for a single second.

So, I put the saucepan in the dishwasher, along with all of our other dirty dishes that evening.  When I opened the dishwasher after the cycle had ended, I discovered that my beautiful, charcoal-gray, Calpahlon pan was now chalky white on the outside! To quote Britney Spears — but in a different manner, “Oops! I did it again!” 

I was astounded, and upset, since I had already ruined — and had to re-purchase — the other wedding gifts I had destroyed a few weeks earlier.

Not only THAT, but there was now a very hard, clear, sandy grit that had affixed itself to my other dishes and glasses! Whatever had come OFF of the outside of the pan was now all over many of my other dishes and glasses, and it did not want to come off!

I removed the pot from the dishwasher and ran the rest of the contents through another washing cycle. I’m thankful that the hard, gritty substance that seemed permanently affixed to my glasses and dishes DID come off after the items were washed again. Whew!

As for the pan, I contacted Calphalon via e-mail to see what, if anything, could be done.  The very helpful customer-service representative informed me that, if the pan had only gone through the dishwasher once or twice, I should be able to revive it, and she confirmed that the inside of the pan — which still looked normal — was unharmed and was perfectly safe to use.  She then provided me with some instructions as to what I needed to do to revive the outside of the pan, and, I am happy to report, they worked!

So, unlike the story of the destroyed metalware, this story has a happier ending. ๐Ÿ™‚ I now know what NOT to do with these items in the future.  (I am just hoping that no one who is ever helping in my kitchen when I am not here accidentally makes any of these mistakes, however!)

Post # 37
1023 posts
Bumble bee

We didn’t register but I’m bookmarking this thread for Christmas and birthday gift ideas ๐Ÿ˜›

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